As of this writing, Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz is scheduled for SummerSlam. The WWE Universe is convinced that match is a smokescreen and Bill Goldberg will be returning for a match with Ziggler, according to a report from RingSideNews. Ziggler has been jabbing at Goldberg for weeks now. A match between them would make a lot of sense.
Meanwhile, Roman Reigns was attacked on SmackDown Live and the rumors are saying that the angle is meant to set up Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns for SummerSlam. That is an interesting rivalry that could continue beyond next Sunday, but WWE officials could be planning something massive for SummerSlam: Bill Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns.
A recent report from talkSport claims that WWE officials want to help Goldberg recover from the disastrous match with The Undertaker. At Extreme Rules, The Undertaker had an incident free tag team match at Extreme Rules. Now, it’s Goldberg’s turn to regain a bit of credibility with the fans. On paper, that’s why the match with Dolph makes sense.
Ziggler can put him over without the loss hurting him. Goldberg would be a surprise for the WWE Universe and he would get better career ending than Saudi Arabia. However, all the pieces are there for Goldberg to be revealed as the culprit who attacked Reigns.
Dolph Ziggler has been bad mouthing Goldberg for weeks and the rumor mill was just running stories about how WWE officials and Vince McMahon was furious with Bill Goldberg. A week later, the rumor mill is convinced that Goldberg is facing Ziggler at SummerSlam? The rumors aren’t giving a consistent narrative of WWE’s creative plans.
Here are the facts, Miz vs. Ziggler is scheduled for the event. WWE just ran an angle to revealed Roman’s opponent for the show. Daniel Bryan is the rumored favorite, but the possibility of Goldberg vs. Reigns has been talked about for years. WWE officials could use a big match for SummerSlam, and this may be the set up to also turn Goldberg heel.
At this point, it’s totally plausible that the WWE Universe would boo Bill Goldberg out of Toronto is he returns to get a quick win over Dolph Ziggler to mask the poor job he did in Saudi Arabia. The fans are smarter than that and could turn on him. With Goldberg vs. Reigns, there’s excitement and fewer people would be thinking about Saudi Arabia.
Would you prefer to see Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns at SummerSlam?